Responding to Violence Against Women
Recognizing that historical and cultural myths and biases create unique hurdles to women’s access to justice, we launched the Responding to Violence Against Women Project in 2003 to focus on the unique battles faced by these survivors. The focus of the project is to ensure that victims, whether of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or child abuse, are re-empowered rather than re-victimized when they access justice.
We do this, in part, by ensuring that service providers responding to those victims have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect a victim’s rights, particularly in the criminal case against an offender. These rights may include the right to privacy, the right to attend proceedings, and the right to be heard at those proceedings, among others.
To learn more about our work addressing violence against women, click here. To access NCVLI publications related to violence against women, click here to visit our Victim Law Library. To request legal technical assistance, click here. To request a training, click here.
2013 Mary Byron Foundation Celebration Solutions Award
NCVLI is proud to announce that our Responding to Violence Against Women Project was selected to receive the 2013 Mary Byron Foundation Celebrating Solutions Award. This important award honors nonprofit and governmental organizations with innovative programs that demonstrate promise in ending the generational cycle of domestic violence.
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